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Chased Silver Bowl
Southern Thailand
late 19th century

diameter: 14cm, height: 7cm, weight: 186g

This elegant, solid silver bowl shows a mixture of Thai and Malay-Islamic influences, and so most probably is from southern Thailand, where many of the
people are ethnically Malay.

The bowl of rounded form, balances on a rounded base. It is chased all over, including on the base, with flowers in a trellised format, between narrow bands of
stylised lotus petals. The form is based on half a coconut shell, although in this case, the bowl is larger than a halved coconut.

The bowl is free of dents, splits or repairs and is in excellent condition.

References:
Ling Roth, H.,
Oriental Silverwork: Malay and Chinese, Truslove & Hanson, 1910.
Naengnoi Punjabhan,
Silverware in Thailand, Rerngrom Publishing, 1991.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 3617

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